Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-4111 Tool and Die Makers

Analyze specifications, lay out metal stock, set up and operate machine tools, and fit and assemble parts to make and repair dies, cutting tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges, and machinists' hand tools.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
66,530 1.7 % $23.42 $48,710 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.34 $18.75 $22.56 $28.08 $33.57
Annual Wage (2) $31,900 $38,990 $46,930 $58,410 $69,820


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 15,740 10.31 $22.09 $45,950
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 10,280 2.50 $26.06 $54,210
Forging and Stamping 4,490 5.23 $23.66 $49,210
Plastics Product Manufacturing 4,000 0.80 $22.06 $45,890
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 3,740 0.78 $26.52 $55,160

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 15,740 10.31 $22.09 $45,950
Forging and Stamping 4,490 5.23 $23.66 $49,210
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 1,200 3.04 $21.23 $44,160
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 10,280 2.50 $26.06 $54,210
Hardware Manufacturing 550 2.32 $21.18 $44,050

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 440 0.02 $29.52 $61,410
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 250 0.76 $28.43 $59,120
Management of Companies and Enterprises 130 0.01 $26.57 $55,270
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 3,740 0.78 $26.52 $55,160
Scientific Research and Development Services 60 0.01 $26.40 $54,920


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 10,560 2.81 5.37 $25.97 $54,020
Ohio 6,390 1.30 2.48 $23.01 $47,860
Illinois 4,560 0.83 1.58 $24.06 $50,040
Indiana 4,380 1.61 3.07 $22.08 $45,930
Pennsylvania 3,900 0.71 1.36 $21.96 $45,670




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 10,560 2.81 5.37 $25.97 $54,020
Indiana 4,380 1.61 3.07 $22.08 $45,930
Connecticut 2,310 1.45 2.76 $28.91 $60,140
Ohio 6,390 1.30 2.48 $23.01 $47,860
Wisconsin 3,320 1.27 2.43 $23.81 $49,520




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 2,310 1.45 2.76 $28.91 $60,140
Washington 1,280 0.47 0.91 $28.04 $58,320
Michigan 10,560 2.81 5.37 $25.97 $54,020
New Mexico 30 0.04 0.08 $25.38 $52,790
Utah 260 0.22 0.42 $24.96 $51,910

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 3,570 3.51 6.70 $25.84 $53,750
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 2,710 0.76 1.46 $25.14 $52,290
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 1,630 4.56 8.71 $24.83 $51,650
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 1,520 2.27 4.34 $29.17 $60,670
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,400 1.78 3.41 $25.73 $53,510
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,220 1.26 2.40 $23.60 $49,080
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,150 0.69 1.31 $23.45 $48,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,070 0.28 0.54 $23.05 $47,940
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 940 1.73 3.30 $25.12 $52,260
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 940 0.70 1.33 $29.73 $61,850




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Waterbury, CT 420 6.62 12.65 $27.84 $57,910
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 540 5.59 10.68 $20.15 $41,920
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 1,630 4.56 8.71 $24.83 $51,650
Kokomo, IN 160 4.36 8.34 $24.79 $51,560
Rockford, IL 560 4.10 7.83 $21.44 $44,590
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 210 3.70 7.07 $21.06 $43,800
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 3,570 3.51 6.70 $25.84 $53,750
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 180 3.24 6.18 $21.19 $44,080
Columbus, IN 130 3.16 6.04 $18.74 $38,980
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 310 3.15 6.02 $21.59 $44,900




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 940 0.70 1.33 $29.73 $61,850
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 1,520 2.27 4.34 $29.17 $60,670
Mansfield, OH (8) (8) (8) $28.51 $59,290
Lima, OH 110 2.20 4.21 $28.50 $59,280
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 330 0.28 0.53 $28.41 $59,090
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI 150 1.83 3.50 $28.21 $58,690
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 40 0.05 0.09 $27.95 $58,140
Waterbury, CT 420 6.62 12.65 $27.84 $57,910
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 70 0.29 0.56 $27.27 $56,730
Kansas City, MO-KS 440 0.46 0.87 $27.06 $56,280

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 1,000 4.64 8.86 $22.26 $46,300
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 780 2.94 5.61 $21.17 $44,040
Southwest / Southeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 690 4.46 8.53 $20.51 $42,670
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 660 2.52 4.82 $20.54 $42,720
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 560 2.89 5.52 $21.71 $45,160

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 1,000 4.64 8.86 $22.26 $46,300
Southwest / Southeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 690 4.46 8.53 $20.51 $42,670
Northwest Indiana nonmetropolitan area 490 3.39 6.48 $25.76 $53,570
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 780 2.94 5.61 $21.17 $44,040
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 560 2.89 5.52 $21.71 $45,160

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 1.14 2.17 $31.13 $64,760
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 0.45 $26.22 $54,530
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 0.93 $25.76 $53,590
Northwest Indiana nonmetropolitan area 490 3.39 6.48 $25.76 $53,570
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 310 2.51 4.79 $25.04 $52,070


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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